1. bel

    bel Registered User

    Apr 26, 2006
    757
    coventry
    had photos develpoed from weekend in blackpool
    bob looked at the first he said yes i remember that --disco-- harry ramsden ihad not looked yet he said you know on holiday i am scratching my brain hurry up bel if you dont know what he means quick he will get angry
    i thought we never went to a disco am i going mad
    then it dawned we saw a harry ramsdon chippy but que was to long
    went in to a wax works museum took photos of bob with elton john elvis etc
    love bel x
     
  2. KenC

    KenC Registered User

    Mar 24, 2006
    913
    Co Durham
    Hi bel,

    It sounds as if you had a memorable day at Blackpool. I have never been there in my life but I gather it can be very busy at times.
    I think my wife wants to go and see the lights so we may end up there at some stage.

    Best wishes
    to you both

    Ken
     
  3. Margaret W

    Margaret W Registered User

    Apr 28, 2007
    3,725
    North Derbyshire
    You must go and see the lights. There is nowhere in the UK with anything similar, the experience is unique. I don't know how you are fixed transport-wise or how mobile you are, but the best way by far is on the tram. In a car, it can take 3 hours. The tram has an unobstructed route. We used to park at the Bispham end, get the tram down to the South in the late afternoon, and then get the tram back up to see the lights.

    Before you go, check the direction of traffic. On certain days/times traffic is one way only, usually from the South to the North. Police and traffic management is superb, you won't get lost. You will pass the Pleasure Beach and the Tower.

    Take snacks and drinks with you, you might get stuck on your way in (or out). Choose a good time, I would say you need to be approaching the town around 4 p.m. depending on the light - obviously it is better seen at dark, but if you leave it too late you will have an horrendous queue to get there.

    Check out parking spots as well.

    Though I imagine you will probably be going by car, so start at the south end and work north. The lights are spectacular.

    Enjoy!

    Margaret
     
  4. mojofilter

    mojofilter Registered User

    May 10, 2006
    130
    St.Helens
    Sod the lights ......... Get some fish and chips :D
     
  5. Taffy

    Taffy Registered User

    Apr 15, 2007
    1,314
    Dear Bel, I know this feeling only to well, it is so hard at times having to quickly work out what they are talking about and then the sheer relief if you get it right. Glad you have photos to share . My sister lives in the UK and she often took holidays with her family at Blackpool sadly, her health is poor now and holidays are a thing of the past but, I'm going to ask her about these lights. Regards Taffy.
     

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